William Sherman, awarded Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service

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In a ceremony held in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Sherman was awarded the Department of Defense's highest civilian honor, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. Serving as the General Counsel of the Defense Commissary Agency since 1991, he was recognized for his outstanding leadership and superior legal counsel in helping to guide and build that Defense Agency and informing, educating and assisting senior Department of Defense officials, Members of Congress and communities of interest on the value the commissary benefit provides to Service Members and their families. The Defense Commissary Agency operates the grocery stores for all branches of the United States military. Sherman leads a group of ten attorneys in providing legal services for a worldwide organization operating in 240 locations in the United States and 12 countries. William Sherman is a 1970 graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law.